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by Pianotehead
03-25-14 4:08 pm
Forum: MIDI Club
Topic: MIDI file simplification
Replies: 15
Views: 7279

Re: MIDI file simplification

You're right Dan, it would be a huge job to clean up a MIDI file with so many tracks. Gilbert de Benedetti actually has a simplified two track version of this song, the national anthem of Indonesia. This is the same website that provides the MIDIs that come with Synthesia. http://gmajormusictheory.o...
by Pianotehead
03-23-14 9:15 pm
Forum: MIDI Club
Topic: MIDI file simplification
Replies: 15
Views: 7279

Re: MIDI file simplification

To begin with, if you feel the song is too complicated to play, it may be out of your reach. How long have you been playing, and what can you or can't play? Do you consider yourself a beginner, intermediate or an advanced player? Can you play pieces, where your hands are doing different things, like...
by Pianotehead
03-03-14 9:20 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Note length
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: Note length

Thank you, looks like a long road, which I probably won't start going down! What matters is, that Composer can produce faulty MIDI files, though three notes is something I can easily watch out for, if I remember where they are.
by Pianotehead
03-03-14 6:40 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Note length
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: Note length

Thank you Nicholas, then it must be a bug in Composer. I just ran the MusicXML through Notepad++ and it showed an eight note B in the measures I talked about, but then of course the file was created in Composer, probably just reproducing it's own errors. How did you view the MIDI events? Just curiou...
by Pianotehead
03-03-14 4:17 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Note length
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Note length

Have any bugs occurred, with the length of some notes not being shown accurately? Was playing a MIDI with a simple arpeggio exercise, where three notes are shown as dotted quarter notes, but I'm pretty sure I entered them as eight notes. The dotted quarter notes are shown both in the sheet music dis...
by Pianotehead
02-25-14 3:00 pm
Forum: MIDI Club
Topic: Chord progression
Replies: 0
Views: 3254

Chord progression

A MIDI file posted to answer a question from Yashe. A popular rhythm, not from a particular song, but used in many songs, like Let's Twist Again for example.
by Pianotehead
02-25-14 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to play chords in the right way?
Replies: 7
Views: 2471

Re: How to play chords in the right way?

You should learn about rhythm and counting, very necessary if you want to get better at the piano. I'm just a beginner in this stuff, but I can share what I've learned. This video here explains some basic things in a very clear manner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNWKC5QWm88 I've made a MIDI fil...
by Pianotehead
02-23-14 3:49 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Left hand no sound
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Re: Left hand no sound

Yes, but you need another program for it. I think Anvil Studio lets you assign tracks to MIDI channels, not sure since I don't have it set up on my laptop anymore.
by Pianotehead
02-21-14 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to play chords in the right way?
Replies: 7
Views: 2471

Re: How to play chords in the right way?

Don't know if the OP (or anyone) is still following this thread, but I'll give my advice. I learned this particular rhythm in the program Piano For All, which I highly recommend for learning rhythmic piano playing, but here is how it goes. It's based on counting, which is very helpful in mastering r...
by Pianotehead
02-21-14 6:48 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Ledger lines
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Re: Ledger lines

Yes, ledger lines are the lines for the notes outside the grids themselves, outside the five lines and four spaces grids of the treble and the bass clefs. Since the E4 notes in the original sheet belong to the bass clef, they fall upon a ledger line, but as Synthesia has it now, it simply moves the ...
by Pianotehead
02-21-14 5:18 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: What does it mean to "learn" a song?
Replies: 29
Views: 25323

Re: What does it mean to "learn" a song?

Lately I've been trying out other notation programs, MIDI Sheet MUsic, MIDI Illustrator and eMedia, but have always turned back to Synthesia, so it must be good. Though, the sheet music display needs some plastic surgery. ;) Rubato? Is it possible to code it, without letting mistakes in? How can you...
by Pianotehead
02-19-14 4:54 pm
Forum: MIDI Club
Topic: two german Folksongs
Replies: 5
Views: 3923

Re: two german Folksongs

I'd say probably medium, rather than hard, if we use the grading system of Gilbert de Benedetti, the one who made the MIDI files that are included with Synthesia. That is, if the songs were in that collection, they'd be in the medium group, number 2.
by Pianotehead
02-15-14 3:33 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Ledger lines
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Re: Ledger lines

Thank you Nicholas, look forward to it. Oh yes, of course, also ledger lines above the treble and below the bass clef, but that goes without saying maybe.
by Pianotehead
02-15-14 5:50 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Ledger lines
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Ledger lines

Don't know if this has been suggested before, probably, but it's a bit disturbing when notes, that belong to the treble clef, but are below middle C, are moved to the bass on the sheet music display. Ledger lines below middle C are what I would very much like to see. Thanks for reading this.
by Pianotehead
02-04-14 4:42 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: compare the played and the song self
Replies: 4
Views: 1769

Re: compare the played and the song self

Many keyboards and digital pianos can record your playing as MIDI. It's usually very easy, press Record and press it again to stop recording. Then all you have to do, is get the recorded MIDI file off the piano and to your computer, for viewing it in Synthesia. Some pianos can record MIDI directly t...
by Pianotehead
01-05-14 4:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Extract Sheet from Synthesia Songs?
Replies: 1
Views: 921

Re: Extract Sheet from Synthesia Songs?

Not during the songs, but http://midisheetmusic.sourceforge.net/ is surprisingly good at converting into PDF. Musescore can also do it. Both programs are free. If I'm not mistaken, ad PDF-convert feature is not in the future plans for Synthesia, probably because it's not good for a software to be ta...
by Pianotehead
01-02-14 9:31 pm
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10 Preview r2571, r2613 - Free Play
Replies: 53
Views: 39462

Re: 10 Preview r2571 - Free Play

You have a point, it would be almost necessary to add key signature to that one measure sheet display. If Nicholas agrees, he's the one who has to do the work. :D The full grown sheet display can read in which key a MIDI is, so maybe it's not much extra effort. One other thing, isn't it more common ...
by Pianotehead
01-02-14 2:33 am
Forum: Previous Development Updates
Topic: 10 Preview r2571, r2613 - Free Play
Replies: 53
Views: 39462

Re: 10 Preview r2571 - Free Play

It's also an interesting question of how to show notes of an unknown, increasing duration on sheet music. In falling notes, the note block just grows continuously. In sheet music, the note would have to pop between quarter, dotted quarter, half, etc. as the duration crossed specific thresholds. I w...
by Pianotehead
01-01-14 7:36 pm
Forum: Help and Bug Reports
Topic: Notes appear an octave too high
Replies: 18
Views: 6402

Re: Notes appear an octave too high

No problem, just hope you have been enjoying the holidays with friends and family and don't feel bad for not being on these forums everyday. Yes, the Watch and listen only option works and there is nothing else wrong. Case closed!